AMN Healthcare Services (AMN) Receives Media Impact Score of 0.14

News stories about AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AMN) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. AMN Healthcare Services earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.5779758505417 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AMN) traded down $0.10 on Thursday, reaching $49.00. 257,094 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 559,878. The company has a quick ratio of 1.81, a current ratio of 1.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60. AMN Healthcare Services has a 12-month low of $33.61 and a 12-month high of $51.75. The firm has a market cap of $2,355.18, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.33 and a beta of 0.47.

AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AMN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.63 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.03. AMN Healthcare Services had a net margin of 5.99% and a return on equity of 25.55%. The company had revenue of $494.41 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $493.89 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.62 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that AMN Healthcare Services will post 2.56 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several equities analysts have commented on AMN shares. ValuEngine raised shares of AMN Healthcare Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. Credit Suisse Group assumed coverage on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $48.00 target price on the stock. KeyCorp assumed coverage on AMN Healthcare Services in a research report on Friday, November 17th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $50.00 price target on the stock. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $48.00 price target (up from $47.00) on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a research report on Sunday, November 12th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of AMN Healthcare Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $49.13.

In other news, insider Susan R. Salka sold 74,456 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.86, for a total transaction of $3,116,728.16. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 256,561 shares in the company, valued at approximately $10,739,643.46. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Andrew M. Stern sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.89, for a total transaction of $428,900.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 6,668 shares in the company, valued at approximately $285,990.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 142,927 shares of company stock worth $6,426,230 over the last three months. Insiders own 2.49% of the company’s stock.

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About AMN Healthcare Services

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc provides healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services at acute and sub-acute care hospitals and other healthcare facilities throughout the United States. The Company’s segments include nurse and allied solutions, locum tenens solutions and other workforce solutions.

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